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Assistant/Associate Professor of Process Instrumentation/Process Technology

Kenai Peninsula College


Location:
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Date:
10/24/2017
2017-10-242017-11-23
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Shift:
1st Shift
Categories:
  • Circuits and Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Faculty
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Process Instrumentation/Process Technology

Kenai Peninsula College/UAA is located in Soldotna Alaska.

KPC is seeking an exceptional individual interested in teaching as a Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Process Instrumentation/Process Technology. This faculty position will instruct freshmen and sophomore level instrumentation courses and, as needed, process technology courses in support of programs at KPC. We anticipate reviewing application packets starting late November 2017. The position begins August 2018, but this is negotiable. Applications accepted until the position is closed. Compensation and placement dependent on education and experience.

The instructor will teach a 5-part workload with three parts teaching, one part consisting of responsibility for keeping the "full instrumentation" portion of the PRT/Industrial Instrumentation Simulator in excellent working order and technically current at all times, and one part university/community service.

This position may require travel and instruction of night classes.

 To apply for this position go to the following website: https://www.kpc.alaska.edu/employment/

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SUMMARY: Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) is a campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The college has three locations and is comprised of: 
-Kenai River Campus, Soldotna 
-Kachemak Bay Campus, Homer 
-Resurrection Bay Extension Site, Seward 

This position will be located at the Kenai River Campus situated on 309 acres along the banks of the beautiful Kenai River. The area is known for its wildlife splendor, mountain viewscapes, world-class fishing and hunting, hiking, canoe trails and winter outdoor adventure. And yet, Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, is just a 2.5-hour drive or 20-minute flight away. 

We especially encourage applications from candidates who understand the diversity present in Alaska, our local community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures. 

The campus offers five 4-year degree programs, 14 associate degrees and five certificates. The college has 35 full-time faculty, 55 staff, 30+ student employees, and 85+ part-time faculty each semester. KPC enrolls more than 2,600 students/semester.

 UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

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 To apply for this position go to the following website: https://www.kpc.alaska.edu/employment/

Applications accepted until the position is closed. 

IMPORTANT: Please document all of the listed required and preferred education, knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

Please submit your online application and electronically attach the following documents: 
1. Cover letter 
2. Resume 
3. Three professional references, including the names, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses
4. Unofficial Transcripts (Successful candidate will provide official transcripts when hired)

 

  • Finalists for this position will present from a list of topics, one 15-minute mini-lesson to the selection committee.
  • Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process should call 907-262-0317 or email emreemtsma@alaska.edu. 
  • You may call UAA Human Resources at 907-786-4608 if you need help with the application process

Hire is contingent upon a successful background check. 

 

 

Duties:

Primary duties include teaching day and evening freshman and sophomore level courses in industrial instrumentation and process technology. Advising students in industrial instrumentation, process technology and related areas. Responsibility for keeping the "full instrumentation" portion of the PRT/Industrial Instrumentation Simulator in excellent working order and technically current at all times. Developing and updating instrumentation and process technology curriculum including development of new delivery and teaching modalities including distance delivery. Hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught. Participation in University and Community Service.

 

Education or Training:
Required: A.A.S. degree in Industrial instrumentation or a B.S. in Engineering (Chemical, Electric, Industrial or related), or significant recent work experience beyond the apprentice level, in an area directly related to instrumentation and/or process technology.

Preferred: Bachelor of Science or a degree in a field related to industrial instrumentation or process technology; industry or professional certifications in related fields.

 

Required Experience:
*Recent experience effectively communicating instrumentation and process technology content and training to non-engineering students; 
* Recent experience maintaining and troubleshooting industrial instrumentation process systems. The candidate should provide specific examples of process problems that he/she has been involved in correcting;
* Recent experience operating and maintaining industrial processes using standard control systems, to include experience with simple field-mounted and board-mounted controllers, DCS equipment, and PLC (or SCADA) and associated electronic automation equipment;
*Recent experience interpreting and preparing industrial piping, instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) and related project documentation.
Preferred Experience: 
*Significant recent experience working successfully in a field related to Industrial Instrumentation or Process Technology with evidence of progressively responsible professional accomplishments; 
*Substantial successful post-secondary teaching and/or related recent work experience beyond the apprentice level in an area directly related to industrial instrumentation and/or process operations;
*Recent experience in the operation of industrial processes using standard control systems; 
*Recent experience maintaining and troubleshooting industrial instrumentation process systems; 
*Recent experience tuning instrument loops including associated math concepts and networking requirements;
*Recent experience installing/maintaining/ programming programmable logic controllers (PLCs) or distributed control systems (DCS's), and associated software packages;
*Recent experience documenting operational, safety, and environmental procedures in an industrial setting; 
*Experience advising or mentoring students in a culturally diverse environment; 
*Experience with distance delivery methodologies and modalities. 

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 
*Strong interpersonal and communication skills in an environment involving a variety of cultures and age levels. 
*Ability to effectively teach technical instrumentation and process technology courses at the freshman and sophomore levels. This should specifically include process safety, process operations training, and the basics of process measurements.
Preferred:
*Ability to install, tune, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial instrumentation systems; 
*Ability to install, tune, maintain and program programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and/or distributed control systems (DCSs);
*Computer interfacing skills.

 To apply for this position go to the following website: https://www.kpc.alaska.edu/employment/

 UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.